Barack Obama speaks on Old Main lawn

March 30, 2008

University Park, Pa. -- Between 18,000 and 20,000 people packed onto the Old Main lawn on Sunday as Sen. Barack Obama brought his campaign to Penn State's University Park campus. During his visit to Penn State, Sen. Barack Obama toured some of the University's agricultural facilities, and even fed a calf.

Penn State football player Gerald Cadogan sang the National Anthem to begin the official program, and teammate Lydell Sargeant presented Obama with a Penn State football jersey.

Obama addressed a variety of topics during his speech, including education, the economy and the war in Iraq. His visit comes on the heels of former President Bill Clinton's visit to the campus this past Thursday and to Penn State Brandywine on March 7, and Sen. Hillary Clinton's stop at Penn State Fayette on Monday, March 24. The visits are part of Penn State's effort to expose students to the 2008 presidential campaign, part of the University's open-door policy to host campaign stops during this primary season.

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    IMAGE: Andy Colwell

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